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  1. Total Coliform Bacteria

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1529

    GENERAL INFORMATION Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially-harmful, bacteria may be present. PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS- Please consult the Ohio EPA. PRIVATE WATER SYSTEMS w/ CON ...

  2. Fecal coliform

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1530

    GENERAL INFORMATION Fecal coliforms are bacteria that are associated with human or animal wastes. They usually live in human or animal intestinal tracts, and their presence in drinking water is a strong indication of recent sewage or animal waste contamin ...

  3. E. coli

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1531

    GENERAL INFORMATION One of hundreds of strains of the bacterium Escherichia coli, E. coli O157:H7 is an emerging cause of food-borne and water-borne illness. Most strains of E. coli are harmless and live in the intestines of healthy humans and animals and ...

  4. Giardia lamblia (protozoan)

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1533

    GENERAL INFORMATION Giardia lamblia is a single-celled protozoan parasite that lives in the intestine of infected humans or animals. It is found on surfaces or in soil, food, or water that has been contaminated with the feces from infected humans or anima ...

  5. Cryptosporidium (protozoan)

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1532

    GENERAL INFORMATION Cryptosporidium is a single-celled protozoan parasite commonly found in lakes and rivers, especially when the water is contaminated with sewage and animal waste. HEALTH EFFECTS Cryptosporidium can cause gastrointestinal illness (e.g., ...

  6. Triple Divide Film Showing

    https://senr.osu.edu/about-us/events/triple-divide-film-showing

    A screening of the film  Triple Divide  at the Gateway Film Center followed by a Q&A with filmakers and fracking experts. ...

  7. Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1490

    GENERAL INFORMATION Well water that effervesces may contain high levels of carbon dioxide in the form of carbonic acid. Carbonic acid is also a name sometimes given to solutions of carbon dioxide in water (carbonated water). Carbonic acid is a weak acid. ...

  8. pH

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1492

    GENERAL INFORMATION The pH level of your drinking water reflects how acidic it is. pH stands for ñpotential of hydrogen,î referring to the amount of hydrogen found in a substance (in this case, water). pH is measured on a scale that runs from 0 to 14. Sev ...

  9. Alkalinity

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1497

    GENERAL INFORMATION Alkalinity is the buffering capacity of the water. It measures the ability of water bodies to neutralize acids and bases thereby maintaining a fairly stable pH. Water that is a good buffer contains compounds, such as bicarbonates, carb ...

  10. CD Weekly Wire- September 9, 2013

    https://comdev.osu.edu/osue-cd-professionals/cd-weekly-wire/2013-09-09

    AD Update: Final Galaxy Prep... Many of us will be attending the Galaxy Conference next week in Pittsburgh. Thanks to Rose Merkowitz, we have an attendee list that tells us who is traveling when. You may want to refer to it and identify possible carpoolin ...

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